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Unzipped files what now? (23 posts)

  1. John Bates
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi anyone, I have unzipped the files for word press but I have no idea what to do next. I don't understand what is being explained in the simple 5 minutes instructions. I can use html editors like Dreamweaver and I can put code into pages, but I don't know where to start on this one. Any help would be very much appreciated. John

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just work through the instructions in Installing_WordPress. You will need to know how to use FTP or whatever file management application your host provides.

  3. John Bates
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Esmi I can use and have ftp, but I don't know what or why I am installing or where the files are (I have looked for thee install file on the unzipped files) .. John

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Upload everything from inside the downloaded & unpacked wordpress folder.

  5. John Bates
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What ftp it all direct into the root directly of the website? thanks Esmi

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes - you can upload all of the files & folders to your domain's root folder.

  7. John Bates
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I know this isn't supposed to be real time support and greatly appreciate your help esmi .. I've done that. I guess there much be a file I have to open in my browser now?

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Move onto Step 2 of the Famous 5-Minute Install .

  9. John Bates
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I copied all the files across to http://www.name.com but when I try to open http://www.name.com/wp-admin/install.php nothing loads into the browser

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Site url?

  11. John Bates
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Given that you already have an existing site in your root domain, I suggest you upload the WordPress files to a sub-folder (eg wp) and install using http://www.salientsurveys.com//wp/wp-admin/install.php

    Then see Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory when you are ready to take down the old site & allow WP to take over the root domain

  13. John Bates
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  14. John Bates
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have tried putting a file into the wp-admin directory to see if it loads into the browser and it was fine. But it won't load install.php. Any suggestions please?

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think you need to have a word with your hosts about this. Have you checked that the server is suitable to run WordPress?

  16. John Bates
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank Esmi I will do that

  17. John Bates
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have just watched a video on youtube about setting up a wordpress block and it said that it is necessary to go onto the control panel of yoiur hosted website and set up a database and attached a username and password .. is that correct? I didn't see that in the recent wordpress instruction .. or is that now done by editing the config.php file?

  18. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No - you have to carry this out via your host's control panel.

  19. John Bates
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok thanks

  20. John Bates
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, I have installed word press and I have a couple of questions

    1) I want this blog to be accessible from my website, so do I just put a link to it such as http://www.salientsurveys.com/wp ??

    2) Is it possible for bloggers to go back to Salient Surveys when they have finished their blog?

    3) How can I change the pictures shown on the blog?

    4) Is it possible to put the whole blog on my website so that the format of the web page stays the same

    5) I have installed Word Press in its own directory /wp .. should it stsy there?

    Sorry for so many questions, thank you for your help.

    John

  21. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    1. Yes

    2. Yes but you;d need to look at ways to do this - depending upon what it is that you want.

    3. What pictures?

    4. Yes. You could remove the old site site and use Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory to configure WordPress to take over the root domain.

    5. For the time being, yes.

  22. John Bates
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks again for all your help. I'm just about set up now, but I don't understand how I will deal with different posts on different subjects. I want to set up different specialist discussion areas, but how do I make sure that people only see what interest them?

  23. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WordPress can generate category and tag pages on demand for your readers. So all you need to do is create some appropriate categories and then file your posts under them accordingly. You can also use tags to further classify your posts.

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